For the first time in history of the Cafe Scientifique organized by Student’s Scientific Association of Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University the event was recorded on the video (special thanks to the webseminarai.lt team)! Which very useful to us as we can now share for all people who are interested in the popular side of Physics of Risk. We invite everyone interested to view the video (though note that everything is presented in Lithuanian) Continue reading “Cafe Scientifique “Physics of Risk: the more physics, the less risk” video recording” »
Topic: “Physics of Risk: The more physics, the less risk”
Speaker: Aleksejus Kononovičius
Briefly: I will talk about the complexity of socio-economic systems and how physicists (and not only physicists) attempt to understand, describe and explain it. I will present some of the research done worldwide and also research done at VU ITPA.
When? 6th of November, 19:00.
Where? Cafe “Savas Kampas” (Vokiečių st. 4, Vilnius)
Organized by: VU Faculty of Physics Students Scientific Association.
Facebook event: here.
Slides: Download (without video; Lithuanian).
The summer of 2013 will be a very interesting one for us. In June we will participate in four conferences, in Lithuania and abroad, and present five reports (4 talks and 1 poster) on the most recent research done by us. During July and August we will have two students-trainees, who will participate in the project “Promotion of Student Scientific Activities” from the Research Council of Lithuania. The training will be held on the topics of “Economic convergence as thermodynamic appreciation of real currency exchange rate” (supervisor dr. (HP) Vygintas Gontis; student-trainee Kęstutis Acus) and “Controling complex stochastic systems” (supervisor Aleksejus Kononovičius; student-trainee Ignas Kazakevičius). Continue reading “Lots of activities during the summer of 2013″ »
Topic: “Modelling power-law distribution, 1/f noise and financial markets using stochastic differential equations”
Speaker: habil. dr. Bronislovas Kaulakys
When? 14th of May, 17:00.
Where? VU Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (Naugarduko g. 24, Vilnius), 400 auditorium.
Organized by: Department of the Mathematical Analysis of the VU MIF.
Last time we have written on the power spectral density and we have “analyzed” deterministic periodic time series. This time we will consider spectral densities of some stochastic processes. Continue reading “Power spectral density (part 2)” »
The most active and well known scientists contributing towards FuturICT project have organized their ideas into few articles, which discuss the current situation in contemporary complex social system modeling. These articles we published in a special issue of “The European Physical Journal Special Topics”. Most of the articles are available for free, thus we invite you to familiarize yourselves with them.
Econophysics is not a very well known interdisciplinary field of research in Lithuania. There are very few Lithuania based scientists who are related to this very young and rapidly developing branch of Physics. Therefore we, being ones of the few, feel an obligation to introduce Econophysics to the other scientists, businessmen and the whole broader society. In this text we will discuss the basic ideas, current trends and the most common problems relevant to the field of Econophysics.
The name of Econophysics implies the application of physics, mostly the methods taken from Statistical Physics, to the Economics. Though until recently most of the econophysicists used to focus on the financial markets. Currently the field is expanding very rapidly and now concerns something more than just regular Economics or Finance – many physicists now attempt to tackle problems in the other social sciences. For these broader approaches there are other overlapping terms including Sociophysics, Physics of Risk, Physics of Socio-Economic Systems and other.
At this point we would like to stop the discussion on the use of the terminology. Recall that the aim of this text is somewhat different from that. We aim to familiarize you with the Econophysics! Continue reading “Vygintas Gontis: Econophysics – brand new outlook into social sciences” »